STAYCATION HARROGATE

A weekend away is what we are all looking forward to this Summer, the spa town of Harrogate is the perfect British Staycation. We've rounded up the luxury hotels, brilliant bars and historic tourist attractions for you to visit, so you have a hassle free holiday. 

 

WHERE TO STAY IN HARROGATE?


1. RUDDING PARK HOTEL 

A fantastic hotel on the outskirts of Harrogate, that not only includes the fabulous Clocktower restaurant but also has spa facilities that will leave you feeling truly relaxed. Couple this with the 18 hole golf course and you will surely have a stay to remember. 

RUDDING PARK HOTEL

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2. THE MAJESTIC HOTEL

The Majestic Hotel is one of the grandest looking buildings in Harrogate. Located right in the city centre with plenty of parking and an on-site health club. The Majestic is now part of the DoubleTree by Hilton Group. 

THE MAJESTIC HOTEL

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3. THE GRAFTON BOUTIQUE B&B

The Grafton Boutique B&B is located on Franklin Mount, only a five-minute walk from the town centre. 

THE GRAFTON BOUTIQUE B&B

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WHERE TO EAT IN HARROGATE?


WHERE TO EAT IN HARROGATE

 

1. THE ORCHID 

"Harrogate's best Pan-Asian restaurant serving dishes influenced by true oriental flavours within the Pacific rim in a modern style."

Visit The Orchid's Website

 

2. SHALIMAR 

Shalimar use fresh and local ingredients creating traditional Indian dishes with unique tastes. 

Vist Shalimar's Website

 

3. STUZZI

Italian Tapas alongside delicious street food, meats and cheeses, perfect to share whilst drinking.

Vist Stuzzi's Website

 

4. WILLIAM AND VICTORIA

Delicious classic British dishes such as slow cooked lamb, duck confit, Yorkshire ribeye steak and many more... 

Vist Will & Vic's Website

 

5. GIANNI'S BRIO 

Serving traditional Italian Cuisine, a true favourite of Harrogate folk. 

Vist Brios Website

 

 

WHERE TO VISIT IN HARROGATE?

 

1. THE VALLEY GARDENS 

The Valley Gardens are set in 17 acres of beautiful English Heritage park land, floral displays and themed gardens. Here you will also find a cafe, crazy golf, putting, tennis and a fabulous children's play area. On a hot day, the kids will love to paddle in the pool so don't forget a towel. 

THE VALLEY GARDENS

 

2. BRIMHAM ROCKS 

Feel like you're walking on the moon when you visit this National Trust property. The 454 acres of giant rocks will keep the kids entertained all afternoon. an amazing landscape and a true journey into pre-history.

BRIMHAM ROCKS

 

3. BILLY BOBS ICE CREAM PALOUR

Perfect for the whole family: Billy Bob's is a 1950's American style diner, complete with an Ice Cream parlour and an outdoor play area for kids all ages. Not only is the food fantastic (we recommend the spare ribs) but outside hay barns with rope swings are great fun for the older kids and if they think they're not being watched, adults too.

  

AFTERNOON TEA IN HARROGATE?

 

1. MAMA DOREENS EMPORIUM 

Located on James Street and only a few doors away from our own store Porters, Mama Doreen's serves a variety of Afternoon Teas. Renowned for their fantastic cakes, Mama Doreen's is a great place to meet with friends and family. 

Vist Mama Doreen's Website


MAMA DOREENS EMPORIUM

 

 

2. BETTY'S TEA ROOM

The famous and historic Betty's Tea room is a go-to for an atmospheric afternoon tea. Betty's are currently taking reservations from the 17th May. Book now to avoid disappointment. 

Vist Bettys Website


BETTY'S TEA ROOM

 

 

WHERE TO DRINK IN HARROGATE?

 

Harrogate has a lot of lively, modern bars and pubs. Here are just a few recommended for you. 

 

WHERE TO DRINK IN HARROGATE

 

1. COLD BATH BREWERY

2. THE LITTLE ALE HOUSE

3. THE YORKSHIRE HOTEL

4. THE IVORY

5. THE FAT BADGER

 

WHERE TO SHOP IN HARROGATE?

 

James Street is a must, not only can you come and see us at Porters but you can visit our friendly neighbours The White Company, Sea Salt, Hobbs, Hotel Chocolate, Hoopers Department Store, Ogdens Jewellers and many more... 

West Park is another great location for shops in Harrogate, including; Weeton's, The Luxe Company, Whites BoutiqueModa in Pelle and Lynx Menswear.

Lastly take a stroll through Montpellier Mews and pop in to see our friends at Morgan Clare or Owl Clothing. For gents that need a trim Montpellier Mews is also home to Barber & Mack

 

 

We hope you find this little guide useful and look forward to welcoming you in the near future. 

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